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Adding An Rss Feed To Internet Portals

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An RSS feed is available that identifies American Road® Forum topics with the most recent activity. What follows may help in adding that feed to a few of the more popular internet portal pages. The URL of the feed is http://americanroadmagazine.com/forum/inde...rssout&id=1.




Click "Add Content" link immediately below search entry area at upper left.

Click "Add RSS by URL" next to "Find" button.

Enter URL and click "Add" button.

Click "Add To My Yahoo!" button.

The feed is added at the bottom of your MyYahoo! page. Arrange to suit.




Click "Add Stuff" at right side towards top.

Click "Add by URL" link to right of "Search Homepage Content" button.

Enter URL and click "Add" button.

The feed is added to to top left of iGoogle page. Arrange to suit.




Curiously, both a newly launched MyAOL portal and the previous "myAOL feed reader" are identified as "beta". Just as the name indicates, "myAOL feed reader" is nothing more than an RSS feed reader. It contains an "Add a Feed" link that allows the RSS URL to be entered and added. The "myPage" tab of the newer offering (currently at http://beta.my.aol.com/) seems to be a multi-function portal. The following steps apply to "myPage".


Click the "Full Gallery" link to the right of the "Add Content" button.

Click the "Add a Feed" link at the bottom of the left column.

Enter the URL, give it a title, and click the "Save" button.

The feed is added to to top left. Arrange to suit.




I had no success in adding the American Road® Forum feed to MSN. It says that a feed can be added by entering the URL in the search field that is accessed by pressing an "Add content" link and I was able to add other feeds this way. I don't know whether this is a problem with the way the URL is formed or with MSN's handling of it. Any insight would be welcomed.

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An additional way to get new posts by RSS is by e-mail. Here are a few ways to do that:


-Outlook 2007 has RSS feed support, here is more information on RSS feeds and Outlook 2007:



-GMail by Google also has RSS support. Click here for more info:



-I have not tried this, but I found a free service (though donations are accepted) which appears to work by submitting the URL to the RSS feed, then your e-mail address, and you will receive new postings via e-mail. Again I haven't tried it, I can't say if it works or otherwise endorse it, I'm just providing it as an FYI. So, if anyone is adventurous enough to try it, please provide feedback for other members.


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